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Ep 331: How to Exercise After Pelvic Organ Prolapse Diagnosis

by Mar 19, 20240 comments

Episode 331: How to Exercise After Pelvic Organ Prolapse Diagnosis

In today’s episode, Jessie talks with Dr. Courtney Johnson all about returning to exercise after pelvic organ prolapse. Courtney is a pelvic floor physical therapist who is now 100% virtual, doing pelvic floor health coaching and rehab with women all over the world from the comfort of their own home.
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Show Notes  
0:55 – Get on The Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy waitlist!
1:55 – An introduction to Dr. Courtney, and her journey into pelvic floor PT
9:00 – People are still getting unnecessarily scary advice around this subject! But, it’s changing!
11:19 – Let’s talk about the person who is quite early postpartum, is diagnosed with prolapse and wants to get back to exercise – how does Dr. Courtney guide them from there?
16:30 – The pelvic organs move and shift throughout our lives for many reasons
18:05 – The psychological impact of a prolapse diagnosis
20:52 – If someone is 2 years postpartum, they’ve been lifting since early postpartum, they are feeling good, but they’ve had some leaking and are diagnosed with a prolapse. What would Courtney do with them moving forward feeling confident in their bodies?
29:42 – It’s often simpler than you think to exercise without chronic symptoms, and, if symptoms flair, to bring them back down
32:36 – Dr. Courtney’s last thoughts/advice
33:29 – Where people can find Dr. Courtney on the internet – and episode wrap up!